|Infrastructure_Wars - Shaping San Francisco Talks|
A 3-part radio program based on a Public Talk at CounterPULSE on March 8, 2006, under the Shaping San Francisco Spring Talks series. A historical look at how San Franciscans have fought for a human-centered city. From saving Telegraph Hill, stopping freeways, and resisting redevelopment, the corporate agenda has been thwarted again and again. Today new movements are again contesting the direction of the city...
Keywords: anti-highrise; freeway revolt; citizens movements; saving Telegraph Hill; redevelopment
|Black Exodus or Black Eviction? - Shaping San Francisco|
A four-part radio series based on the Public Talk at CounterPULSE in April 2006, featuring Kevin Epps, Alicia Schwartz of People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), and Espanola Jackson of Bayview-Hunters Point.
Keywords: gentrification, African-American, San Francisco, redevelopment, Bayview-Hunter's Point
|Land Grabs Part 2 - Shaping San Francisco Talks|
continuing the discussion from part 1 on the long, sordid history of Land Grabs in San Francisco, and in this Talk, a refreshing turning of the tables where popular efforts begin grabbing land back for purposes other than private property and commerce, featuring Erick Lyle talking about 949 Market Street squat, the 3rd St corridor, mid-Market redevelopment; James Tracy speaks about Homes Not Jails and the SF Community Land Trust, Chris Carlsson tells about the recent history of art spaces, evict...
Keywords: San Francisco, mid-Market, blight, redevelopment, Homes Not Jails, squatting
|Ecology & Redevelopment in Bayview Hunter's Point - Shaping San Francisco|
The City and Lennar Corporation are promulgating a redevelopment plan, but what about ecology, wildlife and the human community? Come learn about ArcEcology's recent report that illustrates brand new and exciting alternatives for the Bayview-Hunter's Point Redevelopment. How is Candlestick Point State Recreation Area affected? Isn't Bayview-Hunter's Point entitled to its own Crissy Field? How can (re)development benefit the current residents and be driven by their needs and wants? (Saul Bloom, A...
Keywords: redevelopment; toxic waste; Yosemite slough; Candlestick Point; Hunter's Point; Navy Base; Southeast San Francisco; Eastern Neighborhoods
|Candlestick Point: State Park for the People - Shaping San Francisco|
Claude Everhart of Friends of Candlestick, Alan Hopkins, Golden Gate Audubon Society, Patrick Rump, Literacy for Environmental Justice talk about the unusual history and present of the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. It's an open bayshore park built on landfill and trash, a product of a deliberate community-driven process that chose open space and natural qualities over the usual city-style parks and recreation facilities...
Keywords: Candlestick Point; State Park; urban park; bayshore; redevelopment; endemic species; birds; African-American; native plants
|Land Grabs - Shaping San Francisco Talks|
San Francisco's entire history is based on land grabs, within its own borders, and far beyond. Sketching this history to the present, we will also look at counter-efforts to grab land and to create open and cooperative spaces in an ever-more commercially tyrannized society. Chris Carlsson and James Tracy.
Keywords: San Francisco, Pacific Rim, Pribiloff Islands, seals, whales, land grants, Mexican ranchos, squatting, water lots, cemeteries, Mission Bay, redevelopment, Potrero Commons